(Repost: originally posted as a reply creating broken thread to "Re: [trinity-devel] [Win+] shortcut default proposal - Efficient Desktop Manipulation". Posted again to insure proper threading) ---------Original--------- This got missed at the meeting, so it's getting announced here: an initial mascot and logo proposal. The mascot doesn't have a name right now, just a cryptic designation of L315 so it can be referred to as something until it has earned a name. It represents the user's individual TDE installation, typically customized to that user's needs, and as such, can be found in multiple strange configurations and doing various things. The Etherpad page is here: http://trinity.etherpad.trinitydesktop.org/8 If you just want to look at a quick single image, here's L315 playing a game with an Atari 2600 joystick: http://imagebin.org/143362 -- this is my second favorite image so far. I may add the plain image of L315 standing at attention at some point, but I'm wondering if a better default pose is possible. This includes a few situations and configurations of L315, and at the bottom shows three applications of a simple and efficient logo derived from L315. Logos need to be as simple as possible, and this one qualifies as simple, and is directly tied to L315. My main worry is that there might be someone else with a nearly identical logo that I don't know about. What I need from you: nits with the implementation of the concept, with L315's configuration, with the logo in the three icon ideas, and possibly with the entire base idea I'm working with. Suggestions for improving the artwork only apply if you have immediately fallen in love with L315. 8) Important thing to remember: Failed branding mascots are by definition forgettable. We want to to be memorable. James Gholston ---------End Original--------- I also tossed out the idea of a Phoenix as a logo/mascot "A phoenix dies a fiery death but then rises again from the ashes." A good KDE3-Trinity analogy. (plus a pretty cool looking logo) A few ideas (for discussion only) I has many forms. The more abstract -- the better: http://www.tchan.de/bilder/phoenixgross.gif http://davidalves.net/images/robocode/phoenix3.jpg http://www.sightquest.com/images/cat/phoenixbird.jpg http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~torrey/phoenix.gif http://affiliates.art.com/get.art?T=15043079&A=028615&L=8&P=12617687&S=2&Y=0 http://www.crimsonmonkey.com/phoenix.jpg http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS0Hr9P3nN8WTDzVAPx8O9a6yO--aCBsxhJOInqXrDAQ_rgcoKB&t=1 http://hornconcerto.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/phoenix_force.jpg -- David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.